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Black v. State  
Date: November 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 135
Docket Number: S-15-0295

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant’s conviction for aggravated assault entered after a jury trial. The district court sentence Appellant to life in prison. The Supreme Court held (1) the prosecutor’s failure to comply...

Williams v. Plains Tire & Battery Co., Inc.  
Date: November 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 136
Docket Number: S-17-0092

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment for Plains Tire & Battery, Co. in this case filed by Cindy and William Williams alleging that Plains was negligent in failing to mai...

MMH v. State  
Date: November 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 134
Docket Number: S-17-0110

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the juvenile court’s order denying Appellants’ motion to intervene in custody proceedings relating to their granddaughter, EHD. The court held (1) in light of the facts of this case, the juveni...

Crouse v. State  
Date: November 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 133
Docket Number: S-17-0002

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court revoking Appellant’s probation and reinstating his original prison sentence. Appellant entered a no contest plea to one count of kidnapping and was sentenced to...

Ransom v. Ransom  
Date: November 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 132
Docket Number: S-17-0071

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal brought by Mother, the Supreme Court affirmed the divorce decree entered by the district court. The court held (1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in awarding Father primary physical custod...

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County v. Menapace  
Date: November 9, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 131
Docket Number: S-17-0055

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case alleging that Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County was vicariously liable for the acts or omissions of a physician who worked at the hospital as an independent contractor, the Supreme Court reversed the ju...

Bishop v. Bishop  
Date: November 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 130
Docket Number: S-17-0081

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order modifying the parties’ divorce decree by transferring primary physical custody of the parties’ child to Mother. In granting Mother’s petition to modify custody, visit...

King v. State  
Date: October 26, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 129
Docket Number: S-16-0203

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Defendant’s motion requesting that the criminal case against him be dismissed based upon the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition against double jeopardy. A jury convic...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. John James Learned, WSB# 6-4150
Date: October 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 127
Docket Number: D-17-0005
Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Mary Jaclyn Cook, WSB# 7-5492
Date: October 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 128
Docket Number: D-17-0006
Johnn Thomas Woyak v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 125
Docket Number: S-17-0060
Logan Hunter Rogers v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 126
Docket Number: S-17-0124
Bear Peak Resources, LLC v. Peak Powder River Resources, LLC  
Date: October 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 124
Docket Number: S-16-0268

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Peak Powder River Resources, LLC (Peak) and against Bear Peak Resources, LLC (Bear) in this action allegi...

Barrera v. State  
Date: October 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 123
Docket Number: S-16-0296

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s felony conviction for taking a controlled substance into a jail under Wyo. Stat. Ann. 6-5-208. That statute provides, in pertinent part, that “[e]xcept as authorized by a person in...

Kindred Heathcare Operating, Inc. v. Boyd  
Date: October 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 122
Docket Number: S-17-0068

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s order denying Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation - Wind River’s motion to compel arbitration in this wrongful death action. Aletha Boyd died following her discharge from Ki...

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